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Feathered Shoulder by Catherine Wales
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The Shoulder is part of Project DNA, the three-dimensional accessories collection from London-based designer, Catherine Wales. At the helm of the world’s third industrial revolution, Catherine’s debut offering cross-pollinates high fashion, technology and science to re-evaluate conventional methods of garment construction and push the boundaries of digital fabrication within the luxury market. Inspired by identity and the visual structure of human chromosomes, Project DNA is created almost entirely with individual and interchangeable ball and socket components that allow it to be built in a number of directions. Produced using white nylon with a 3D printer, the eight-piece collection encompasses a scaffolded corset, a blossoming feathered shoulder piece and a waist bracelet complemented by four transformative headpieces that hide key areas of the face; including a guilded horn and a mirrored mask, and a cut out visor helmet. Catherine’s futuristic collection is completely unique and can be used both editorially to stimulate conceptual thinking and scientifically to develop the capabilities of luxury fashion prototyping within the 3D space. As an expert pattern cutter, Catherine originally approached Project DNA with a view to sustainably solve the current complications surrounding garment sizing and manufacturing restrictions. In this way, the collection embraces technological developments in order to cut down wastage and better support consumer demand.
Verlan Dress by Francis Bitonti
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New York designer Francis Bitonti worked with students to 3D-print this dress using commercially available MakerBot machines. Francis Bitonti created the dress while leading a three-week digital fashion workshop over the summer, which aimed to introduce students to computer software and additive manufacturing equipment. "The project wasn't to design a garment, the project was to design a method of making form on the computer that could be deployed across the body," said Bitonti. "The MakerBot provided the students a direct link with the material world," said Bitonti. "While they're working on all these complex computer simulations they were able to get tactile, physical results through the MakerBot. "The idea was to create a landscape of geometric effects, things that would have different material behaviours in different parts of the body," Bitonti said.The result was a garment that referenced muscle fibres, veins and arteries to look like an inside-out body. It was named Verlan Dress after the French slang word for the reversal of syllables.
2-Layer Ring by Nervous System
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Nervous System was created to explore a design approach that relates process and form in a context of interactivity and openness. Our trajectory focuses on generative design methods using both algorithmic and physical tools to create innovative products and environments. Formally we are attracted to complex and unconventional geometries. Our inspirations are grounded in the natural forms and corresponding processes which construct the world around us. From coral aggregations to interference patterns, a study of natural phenomena is an essential ingredient to our design process. To evolve such forms, we systematically engage in generative processes. Instead of designing a specific form, we craft a system whose result is a myriad of distinct creations. These systems are interactive, responding both to changes in specific variables and to physical inputs. There is no definitive, final product, instead the many designs created allow for mass customization. Our studio exploits this possibility by releasing our work online as a series of interactive applets which customers can use to craft their own personalized products. We also release our source code under a creative commons license to encourage others to work in this manner. Our products are designed to be affordably and ethically made. We use manufacturing methods that do not require large facilities or massive manual labor. Often we employ rapid prototyping methods by which all unique pieces can be manufactured at the same cost as cookie cutter ones. We use inexpensive materials and believe that the value of our designs comes from an intelligent and beautiful marriage of form and function, not the current price of currency standards.
Biomimicry Shoe by Marieka Ratsma & Koshka Spaho
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Designed by Marieka Ratsma in cooperation with Kostika Spaho, photography Thomas van Schaik. The idea for this shoe highlights the aesthetics and the shape of the bird skull, along with the characteristics of the lightweight, and highly-differentiated bone-structure within the cranium. Such structure requires less support-material, resulting in optimal efficiency, strength and elegance. Nature could serve as a source of inspiration for a new way of designing. If we learn from its experience in the field of design, processes and lifestyles, we can develop intelligent systems, ingenious products and effective partnerships. Nature can also prove highly inspiring in the field of fashion. Above all, she can teach us to make more efficient use of materials and smarter constructions. In this regard, rapidly developing innovative technologies, such as 3D printing, may prove beneficial by offering us means of imitating nature more accurately in our designs. Nature actually functions by making efficient use of raw materials and pooling resources. This approach can also be applied in the fashion sector. The smart use of materials and cross fertilisation among various disciplines could lead to a new design perspective. The concentration of strengths and sharing of burdens creates a win-win situation for all players, a synergy.
XYZ Shoe by Earl Stewart
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The XYZ shoe is an exploration into design pluralism. The culmination of a Masters thesis completed at Victoria University of Wellington supervised by Ross Stevens. The shoe is a vehicle that expresses the future of design where the sum of all parts are considered to create the best object available. Utilising the Multi Material 3D printer from Objets Connex range we can create flexibility & rigidity in a single seamless form, meaning a highly specialised area such as the foot can be catered for to meet all biomechanical needs. The design process uses accurate 3D scans of the feet, this allows for parametric design principles to be employed to generate the cellular growth that represents the connection to cultural values that seek to express stories of ones origins with the biological structure the represents growth through cell division. The sole is designed in collaboration with a podiatrist to ensure comfort, stability & alignment are for the benefit of the individual. Along with understanding the biomechanics of the foot this design also considers cultural & biological values that are important for the individuality of the user. Design pluralism is aided by the rapid manufacturing technology that has no limits to how a design can be developed. The XYZ shoe takes advantage of this unlimited design approach by trying to incorporate the cultural & biological values of the subject, focusing on designing an object that is every chance to be the complete package. In essence this is a project that sees design pluralism as the most complete way to make sure all aspects of an individual are celebrated equally.
Vrouw Ring by Els Cuvelier
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Also simply called "Woman", this silver ring is also a tiny statue of a woman laying contentedly on your finger.
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Si by Katrien Herdewyn
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Design is based on the crystal structure of Silicon. The shoe is 3D-printed in polyamide. Part of the collection Nano ft is inspired by nanotechnology. This relatively new area in science explores nature and technology at a very small scale. One nanometer is equivalent to comparing the size of a blueberry with the size of the earth. Things look and behave very different at the small scale of atoms and molecules.
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Gold Bubble Bracelet by Christina Anton
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The Bracelet is a chunky bangle printed in nylon and gold plated stainless steel. It is part of the artist's cluster series designed around several aggregate geometries in different lace patterns.
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Printed Bow Tie by MONOCIRCUS
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This 3D printed bow tie does not need tying, it simply slots onto the top button of your shirt. It's lightweight and ribbon less, so you won't feel like you're wearing an uncomfortable bow tie, but still look great.